Defending Elder Abuse in San Diego

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Much like the name implies, elder abuse involves an accusation or arrest for any form of abuse perpetrated against a person of advanced age. This can involve grandparents, elderly parents, neighbors, or any other individual over 65 years of age. The State of California views the elderly as vulnerable and thus prosecutes accusations aggressively.

To avoid potentially serious penalties, call our San Diego criminal defense attorneys at The Law Offices of Timothy J. Richardson at (619) 473-5662 now.

What Is Elder Abuse?

In California, elder abuse is a “wobbler” that can be charged as either a felony or misdemeanor, depending on the circumstances of the alleged offense.

Any of the following actions can be charged as elder abuse:

  • Physical harm
  • Sexual abuse
  • Neglect or abandonment
  • Emotional abuse
  • Threats
  • Degrading, racists, or offensive comments
  • Financial abuse
  • Fraud

To be convicted of elder abuse, the prosecution must prove that you intentionally caused any of the above, especially if you are the legal caretaker of the alleged victim. Our San Diego criminal defense lawyer will take the time to investigate your matter and build a strong defense on your behalf. Let The Law Offices of Timothy J. Richardson fight for your rights and freedom.

You can face the following penalties for a conviction:

  • Felony:
    • Two to seven years in prison
    • A fine of up to $10,000
    • Mandatory counseling
    • Probation
    • A strike on your criminal record
  • Misdemeanor:
    • Up to a year in jail
    • Probation
    • A fine of up to $1,000
    • Mandatory counseling
    • Financial restitution

Contact Our Firm for the Help You Need

To get our San Diego criminal defense lawyers’ help with your elder abuse or domestic violence charge, call (619) 473-5662.

We can meet with you for a complimentary confidential consultation on weekdays, weekends, or evenings for your convenience, and we have a 24-hour answering service ready to take your call.

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